James Cook University has been awarded five stars for graduate employment ratings for the eighth year in a row.
The rating placed the university in the top 20 per cent of universities whose graduates gained full-time employment within four months of graduation.
James Cook University (JCU) is the only Queensland university and one of just three universities nationally to achieve the five-star ranking for eight consecutive years.
The university received glowing praise in the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide, also securing five-star rankings in the number of students per teacher, learner engagement and social equity, defined as the proportion of domestic students who come from low socio-economic or disadvantaged backgrounds.
Bachelor of Pharmacy student Aiden Joy is completing his last year of study with JCU and said he was confident his studies had placed him well for future job prospects.
“JCU is good in terms of employability; when I’ve been on placement a lot of people have said they really like JCU students,” he said.
Mr Joy moved to Townsville from Mackay to complete his degree and is on work placement at ICON Cancer Care Pharmacy before seeking full-time graduate employment.
JCU Vice Chancellor Sandra Harding said it was wonderful to see the university’s graduates continue to be highly sought.
This article originally appeared in the Townsville Bulletin – James Cook Uni awarded five stars for graduate employment by Good Universities Guide